Happy new year to all! Another 365 days have passed and as we enter 2020, we want to share some things we have lined up for you!
Goodbye Singapore 2020
On the 16th and 17th of January, we will be having Goodbye Singapore 2020! This is an orientation camp for all freshies that will begin their studies in any university in Adelaide next year! Through this camp, we hope to allow the incoming batch to connect with each other as well as get to know the seniors who will be there to support them as they take this brave step into a new season.
The Seniors Beach Day is an open invitation to all seniors to come down to interact with the juniors over some games as well as to share with them personal experiences of what it has been like for them in Adelaide thus far.
Adelaide is only as vibrant as you want it to be. Something new that we will be doing this year is sending out a monthly calendar containing all the events and gatherings that are being organised. For this month, our biggest event is Goodbye Singapore 2020 camp, but it will also be a month of preparation as the various university agencies have their pre-departure briefings.
Take a look!
Through the year, we will have bigger trivarsity events (with University of South Australia and Flinders University), but internally, we will be having smaller gatherings, sporting events and a road trip to name a few!
We hope to see many more at our events, so keep in touch through our new Telegram channel! Fret not, we shall spam not 🙂
Well it seems we are back from the dead! Not one to fall behind trends, we’ve been busy making sure our facebook and instagram are on top of things, alas, at the expense of our wordpress it seems. Fear not, however, for all is well for the Singapore Association and we are now back with renewed vigor to update you loyal readers starting with a brief year-in-review!
Read on if you’d like to see what we were up to in 2018 (or just look at the nice pictures and try to spot a familiar face- that works too! We apologise in advance for the not-so-up-to-date pictures)
Goodbye Singapore 2018 – Jan
Taking place in January, the undisputed month-equivalent of Monday blues, our annual camp pulled together incoming freshmen for a refreshing 2 days of fun and games at Aloha Changi. Atop underlying currents of worry mixed in with inertia about entering not only the new year but also a new country, friendships were forged, housemates were scoped out and meaningful conversation was had. Personal anecdotes were tossed around the room, landing on the ears of freshmen eager to know what life in Adelaide would be like and just over one night the worries that were brought in were almost all dispelled. A key event, both informative and enjoyable, Goodbye Singapore will continue on with its 2019 edition so stay tuned for updates on that!
Trivarsity Student Welcome Reception (SWR) – Mar
A wonderful night of music, food and good company, the annual Trivarsity Student Welcome Reception (SWR) was one of the year’s most highly anticipated events. Kindy sponsored by the ever-giving Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU), this completely free event included a 2-course meal with free flow drinks to welcome new and returning Singaporean students to Adelaide. Set against the elegant backdrop of the River Torrens, it was the perfect kick-start to another school year for our students from University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia!
SA Roadtrip – Apr
Oh no! School’s out (said no one ever). Admittedly, however, 2 weeks of break can look rather dreary without any activities. Fortunately, for our members, the mid-semester break was far from bleak with this (literal) pop of colour that was the SA Roadtrip! Paintball, frisbee, off-pitch karaoke in the car and a chance to get those #goldenhour pictures to show off to the world that you have a life outside of studying – yes please! Roadtrips are one of those things every Singaporean in Australia seems to have done or want to do and, well, why not? Long walks on the beach as the sun sets, windswept hair and carefree smiles – it’s about as fantastically cliche as it gets.
SA Potluck – May
One of our more laid-back events, featuring crowd favourites such as Uno, Cards Against Humanity and Mahjong in addition to the main focus and namesake of the event- a central, modest bazaar of foodstuffs both handmade and store-bought alike, this event definitely caters to all. This year, the potluck was held at the University of Adelaide Village Common Room – not the most aesthetic location, but definitely the most accessible and convenient for the lucky Singaporeans who were housed there. Food, games, comfortable couches and no dress code; all the makings of a homely , warm and cozy event.
Singapore National Day Celebrations (SNDC) – Aug
An annual Trivarsity effort, SNDC is a one-of-a-kind event organised for the sole purpose of bringing Singaporeans together to celebrate Singapore’s 53rd National Day. Each and every year, this event serves as a platform where new friendships can be forged among fellow Singaporeans against the backdrop of nostalgic National Day Song Sing-a-longs, shiok local food and even a lucky draw! It is undoubtedly the biggest and most meaningful event of the year, a not-to-be-missed night that’ll have you happily reminiscing of our little island home. With Flinders University as this year’s convener, SNDC was a hugely successful and enjoyable event for Singaporeans young and old alike in their home away from home.
Annual General Meeting – Oct
As the saying goes, all good things come to an end. 2018 was a wonderful year for the Singapore Association, doubtless due to the hard work of the committee behind these events but of course, with a new year comes a new committee and at the AGM in October was when this change took effect. A formal election process spanning the duration of 3 hours and following a speech-and-vote format was conducted and this saw the entry of some very capable new members into the committee, as well as the retaining of some very wise and experienced members! Congratulations to all in the newly elected committee and let’s hope for a stellar 2019 ahead!
If you’ve read this far, I’m thoroughly impressed and am immensely grateful that you chose to do so! Thank you for your support and do stay tuned for more exciting updates in the coming year!
Hey everyone, starting to miss home?
Come celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day with us, and enjoy an afternoon of great food, entertainment and games with your fellow Singaporeans!
We will also be holding a charity raffle with great prizes to be won, and all proceeds going to SG Cares – a charity initiative for the overseas singaporean community to give back to those in need back home. (https://www.sg/SingaporeCares)
Date: 5th August 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 12nn – 4.30pm
Venue: Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel – 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg, SA 5045
If you wish to be seated together with friends, simply send us an email with the names of the people you wish to be seated with (maximum 10 pax)
Tickets: Early bird sales ends on 18th June, so don’t miss out and sign up now!
Members – $20 (Early Bird) / $25 (Normal)
Non-members – $70 (Early Bird) / $99 (Normal)
Payment is by bank transfer to the following account:
Name: Singapore Association
Account number: 026 345 440
For identification purpose please indicate transfer as
Thank you to everyone who came down to the Trivarsity SWR this year! We hoped you enjoyed the dinner, games and company and had a great night!
We would also like to deeply thank the Mayor for being a guest at our event, and for personally greeting each and every one of us! We really appreciate your hospitality and warmth! We would also like to extend our thanks to the SA Committee, Flinders Committee, AUG and the OSU for speaking during the SWR, and for welcoming the new Singaporeans in Adelaide.
Once more, we hope Singaporean Freshers feel welcomed and know that there is a network that will support them throughout their studies here in Adelaide.
SA ROAD TRIP (April)
The SA road trip was a fun-packed day! – To making friends with adorable farm animals and marsupials, to paddle boarding in chilly waters and to enjoying beautiful sunsets.
We would like to thank the SA Committee for all their hard work in making this road trip possible!
Last but not least, thank you so much to everyone who came on the Road Trip! We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and created many good memories with their fellow Singaporeans who went on this trip! 😊
SA POT LUCK (May)
Our first ever SA potluck was a huge success!
It was a great night of bonding over food and games between Singaporeans from different courses and from all years of study, and even those that had already graduated!
We hope that everyone who came enjoyed themselves, got to catch up with friends and also had a good break from their busy schedules! We want to say thank you to the comm for everyone that was a part of this and we hope to see an even bigger turnout next year!
SG BUZZ (May)
This year we had Ms Eunice Olsen, a former Miss Singapore Universe winner, as our guest speaker at this year’s SG Buzz who shared with us more on social activism.
Having a heart of service, Ms Olsen advocates volunteerism and actively gives back to society through volunteer work with many organisations such as Tao Payoh Girl’s Home, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore, Singapore Red Cross and World Vision.
As a former nominated Member of Parliament, she also championed causes for the disabled, the environment, youth at risks, awareness on cervical cancer, aids and human rights.
We hope that everyone who participated had a meaningful time at this conference, and has a great understanding on how to make positive impact on society as a servant leader. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the conference.
Last but not least, we would like to thank Miss Eunice Olsen for sharing her invaluable experiences and lessons with us, and for her social work in Singapore and other International Communities. We hope that you will continue to inspire many others to give back to society and to continue be a role model for social activism! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Adelaide!
Happy and excited that you got an offer for the course that you’ve always dreamt of getting? Yet, unsure what you should be feeling as you leave your family for a daunting environment? Confused? Experiencing mixed feelings?
Well say no more fam, because we’ve got your back!
Goodbye Singapore (GBSG) is an 2D1N orientation camp specially for freshies from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia, and aims to connect new students and allow you to find your footing – even before you step off the plane!
Get to know your fellow Singaporean students, and bond over a exciting 2 days of games,
This is also an excellent chance for you to interact with seniors who will show you the ropes, and help make your experience in Adelaide a smooth and fulfilling one!
This event is open to all students from UoA, Flinders Uni and UniSA who wish to join!
📆Date: 19th-20th Jan 2016 (Thu-Fri)
🏡Venue: National Service Resort and Country Club
⏰Time: Registration at 1PM
💰Cost: $15 per person (Food provided)